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Meditations for the Humanist Ethics for a Secular Age

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ISBN-10: 0195168909

ISBN-13: 9780195168907

Edition: N/A

Authors: A. C. Grayling

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"Magnanimity is in short supply," writes A. C. Grayling is this wonderfully incisive book, "but it is the main ingredient in everything that makes the world a better place" And indeed Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age is itself a generous, insightful, wide-ranging, magnanimous inquiry into the philosophical and ethical questions that bear most strongly on the human condition. Containing nearly fifty linked commentaries on topics ranging from love, lying, perseverance, revenge, racism, religion, history, loyalty, health, and leisure, Meditations for the Humanist does not offer definitive statements but rather prompts to reflection. These brief essays serve as…    
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Book details

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Introduction
Virtues and Attributes
Moralising
Tolerance
Mercy
Civility
Compromise
Fear
Courage
Defeat
Sorrow
Death
Hope
Perseverance
Prudence
Frankness
Lying
Perjury
Betrayal
Loyalty
Blame
Punishment
Delusion
Love
Happiness
Foes and Fallacies
Nationalism
Racism
Speciesism
Hate
Revenge
Intemperance
Depression
Christianity
Sin
Repentance
Faith
Miracles
Prophecy
Virginity
Paganism
Blasphemy
Obscenity
Poverty
Capitalism
Amenities and Goods
Reason
Education
Excellence
Ambition
Acting
Art
Health
Leisure
Peace
Reading
Memory
History
Leadership
Travel
Privacy
Family
Age
Gifts
Trifles